Pedestrian crossings

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 11th March 2020.

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Photo of Joanne McCartney Joanne McCartney Labour

When a report is received of a fault with the audible signals and/or rotating cones on the pushbutton units of a pedestrian crossing on the TfL network, does this crossing get a higher priority for repairs to be carried out? If not, can this be considered, as these units keep those with visual impairment safe?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Transport for London (TfL) is responsible for all traffic signals in London. When a report is received about faulty pedestrian wait buttons, including audibles and rotating cones, this will be actioned for repair as soon as possible. If the pedestrian crossing is near a hospital or a centre for visually impaired people, the contractor will be made aware of this. TfL aim to visit the site of any faulty pedestrian wait button within 48 hours and fix the issue there and then if possible.